Seoul Facts

Population 10,140,000 (2013) Source: Chosun Ilbo
Area 605 km² • 234 mi² Source: Seoul Metropolitan Government
150m+ Buildings 71 Completed9 Under Constr.
300m+ Buildings None • 1 Under Constr.
Tallest Building Three International Finance Center (284 m)
Global Ranking #12 in the world by no. of 150m+ completed buildings
Regional Ranking #9 in Asia by no. of 150m+ completed buildings
Country Ranking #1 in South Korea by no. of 150m+ completed buildings
First 150m+ Building KLI 63 Building (1985)
Average Building Age 11 years
Most Common Function Residential, 60%
Most Common Material Concrete, 49%

All building-related facts are for 150m+ buildings.

Buildings See All Buildings in City

1   Lotte World Tower 2017 555 m
2   Three International Finance Center 2012 284 m
3   Tower Palace Three, Tower G 2004 264 m
4   Mokdong Hyperion Tower A 2003 256 m
5   KLI 63 Building 1985 250 m
6   FKI Tower 2013 245 m
7   Mokdong Hyperion Tower B 2003 239 m
8   Tower Palace One, Tower B 2002 234 m
9   Trade Tower 1988 228 m
10   Tower Palace One, Tower A 2002 209 m
  Completed   Arch. Topped Out   Struct. Topped Out   Under Constr.
1   Hyundai Global Business Center 2022 569 m
2   Lotte World Tower 2017 555 m
3   Three International Finance Center 2012 284 m
4   Tower Palace Three, Tower G 2004 264 m
5   Mokdong Hyperion Tower A 2003 256 m
6   KLI 63 Building 1985 250 m
7   FKI Tower 2013 245 m
8   Mokdong Hyperion Tower B 2003 239 m
9   Tower Palace One, Tower B 2002 234 m
10   Trade Tower 1988 228 m
  Completed   Arch. Topped Out   Proposed

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CTBUH Initiatives

SuperTEC Visit to CTBUH China Office
17 Jan 2017 – Tour Report

CTBUH Names Tall Building Award Winners and Finalists
22 Jun 2016 – Awards Event

2015 Korea-China-Japan Tall Building Forum
16 Oct 2015 – Event Invite

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CTBUH Initiatives Related to Seoul

SuperTEC Visit to CTBUH China Office
17 Jan 2017, Shanghai – Tour Report
The CTBUH China Office hosted a visit from SuperTEC, a consortium of researchers and practitioners from Korea University and Dankook University in Seoul.
CTBUH Names Tall Building Award Winners and Finalists
22 Jun 2016, Chicago – Awards Event
CTBUH is proud to announce the winners and finalists for the CTBUH 2016 Tall Building Awards, chosen from a pool of 132 submissions vying for recognition.
Safety Considerations in Tall Buildings
20 May 2015, Seoul – Event Report
CTBUH-Korea’s President Chung KwangRyang held an international conference addressing Tall Building Safety as the construction of tall buildings is increasing exponentially.
CTBUH Releases Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2014
Dec 2014 – CTBUH Journal Paper
An All-Time Record 97 Buildings of 200 Meters or Higher Completed in 2014 and 2014 showed further shifts towards Asia, and also surprising developments in building functions and structural materials.
International Journal of High-Rise Buildings Vol. 3 No. 1
Mar 2014, Seoul – CTBUH Publication
The International Journal of High-Rise Buildings, Volume 3: Number 1 includes 8 papers focusing on pure research content and investigations in tall building design.
International Journal of High-Rise Buildings Vol. 2 No. 4
Dec 2013, Seoul – CTBUH Publication
The International Journal of High-Rise Buildings, Volume 2: Number 4 includes 8 papers focusing on pure research content and investigations in tall building design.
International Journal of High-Rise Buildings Vol. 2 No. 3
Sep 2013, Seoul – CTBUH Publication
The International Journal of High-Rise Buildings, Volume 2: Number 3 includes 8 papers focusing on pure research content and investigations in tall building design.
International Journal of High-Rise Buildings Vol. 2 No. 2
Jun 2013, Seoul – CTBUH Publication
The International Journal of High-Rise Buildings, Volume 2: Number 2 includes 9 papers focusing on pure research content and investigations in tall building design.
International Journal of High-Rise Buildings Vol. 2 No. 1
Mar 2013, Seoul – CTBUH Publication
The International Journal of High-Rise Buildings, Volume 2: Number 1 includes 8 papers focusing on pure research content and investigations in tall building design.
CTBUH Releases Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2012
Dec 2012 – CTBUH Journal Paper
For the first time in six years the number of tall buildings completed annually around the world declined as the effects of the global financial crisis became evident.
International Journal of High-Rise Buildings Vol. 1 No. 3
Sep 2012, Shanghai – CTBUH Publication
The International Journal of High-Rise Buildings, Volume 1: Number 3 includes 10 papers focusing on pure research content and investigations in tall building design.
International Journal of High-Rise Buildings Vol. 1 No. 2
Jun 2012, Tokyo – CTBUH Publication
The International Journal of High-Rise Buildings, Volume 1: Number 2 includes 8 papers focusing on pure research content and investigations in tall building design.
International Journal of High-Rise Buildings Vol. 1 No. 1
Mar 2012, Seoul – CTBUH Publication
The International Journal of High-Rise Buildings, Volume 1: Number 1 includes 7 papers focusing on pure research content and investigations in tall building design.
2011 Seoul Conference Report
Feb 2012, Seoul – CTBUH Publication
The Seoul Post Conference Review celebrates some of the best moments of the 2011 Seoul Conference. The report summarizes and profiles memorable messages and moments from the conference.
The Tallest 20 in 2020: Entering the Era of the Megatall
8 Dec 2011, Chicago – CTBUH Research
Within this decade we will likely witness not only the world’s first kilometer-tall building, but also the completion of a significant number of buildings over 600 meters.
2011 Seoul World Conference: Why Tall?
10-12 Oct 2011, Seoul – Conference
The CTBUH 2011 World conference shed new light on the meaning and value of tall buildings in the modern society.
Green Urban Renewal Tour Report
11 Oct 2011, Seoul – Tour Report
One of the more distinctive technical tours at the 2011 Conference was a visit to the innovative Center One complex and the historic Bukchon Hanok Village.
Trustees Meeting 2011, Seoul
11 Oct 2011, Seoul – Event Report
The second Trustees meeting of 2011, which welcomed new Trustees Dennis Poon and Steve Watts, took place during the Seoul Conference.
Timothy Johnson Appointed Chairman of the CTBUH
11 Oct 2011, Seoul – Event Report
At the 2011 World Conference active Chairman Professor Sang Dae Kim of Korea University passed the Chairman’s gavel to Timothy Johnson of NBBJ.
Hyundai Asan Tower Technical Tour Report
11 Oct 2011, Incheon – Tour Report
Delegates gathered for a technical tour of the Hyundai Elevator Test Facility in Icheon which is located 50 kilometers southeast of Seoul.
Three International Finance Center Tour Report
11 Oct 2011, Seoul – Tour Report
Three International Finance Center was one of an incredible eight 250 meter-plus projects that are under construction in Seoul and the site for a technical tour.
Dongdaemun Design Plaza & Park Tour Report
11 Oct 2011, Seoul – Tour Report
Dongdaemun Design Plaza & Park may not be the tallest project underway in Seoul but it covers a number of topics which are timely and relevant to the tall building world.
Lotte Jamsil Super Tower Tour Report
11 Oct 2011, Seoul – Tour Report
A tour was hosted at the Lotte Jamsil Super Tower construction site that was abuzz with the activity of trucks and cranes.
2011 CTBUH Leaders Meeting
9 Oct 2011, Seoul – Event Report
Tall building industry leaders from around the globe met at the seminal Dongbu Financial Center tower for the 2011 CTBUH Leaders Meeting.
The Frozen Han: Wintry Seoul
19-26 Jan 2011, Seoul – Tour Report
CTBUH Executive Director Antony Wood and 12 advanced architectural students from the Illinois Institute of Technology visit Seoul to work on a hypothetical tall building design project.
Korea Chapter 2010 Conference
27 Aug 2010, Seoul – Event Report
The Korean CTBUH Conference 2010 was held at Seoul Olympic Parktel Olympia Hall and hosted by the CTBUH Korea.
Seoul, Songdo and Meetings
May 2010, Seoul – Tour Report
Executive Director, Antony Wood, embarked to Seoul to begin the organization of the anticipated Seoul 2011 conference and tour local tall buildings.
2004 Seoul Conference: Tall Buildings in Historical Cities
10-13 Oct 2004, Seoul – Conference
Around 250 papers were presented at this conference, organized jointly by the CTBUH and the Architectural Institute of Korea.

Global News

Helicopter Crash Brings Skyscraper Fears to the Surface
25 Nov 2013 – Last week a helicopter clipped the side of the 38-…

Cheongna City Tower Infinity Receives Approval
6 Sep 2013 – GDS Architects has achieved planning approval for…

Diagonal Tower Exemplifies Skyscraper Efficiency
4 Apr 2013 – Earth Techling has published a story featuring SOM…

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Helicopter Crash Brings Skyscraper Fears to the Surface
25 Nov 2013
Last week a helicopter clipped the side of the 38-story I-Park 102 high-rise apartment building in Seoul, crashing to the ground and killing both pilots but harming none…
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Cheongna City Tower Infinity Receives Approval
6 Sep 2013
GDS Architects has achieved planning approval for its 450-meter (1,476-foot) Cheongna City Tower Infinity at Incheon, just outside of Seoul, South Korea. GDS collaborated…
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Diagonal Tower Exemplifies Skyscraper Efficiency
4 Apr 2013
Earth Techling has published a story featuring SOM's Diagonal Tower, which was designed as part of Seoul's Yongsan International Business District (IBD). The 343-meter (1…
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Seoul “Dream Hub” At Risk of Nightmarish Default
20 Mar 2013
The Yongsan International Business District is on thin ice, as developers have defaulted on a major loan repayment in the midst of a real-estate slump. The project…

Videos

Challenges and Opportunities for Structural Design of the 123-Story Jamsil Lotte World Tower
26 Oct 2015 – Jong-Ho Kim, Chang Minwoo Structural Consultants

Challenges and Benefits of Integrating Public Space into Tall Buildings
26 Oct 2015 – Rafael Viñoly, Rafael Viñoly Architects

Interview: James von Klemperer
26 Oct 2015 – James von Klemperer, KPF

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Challenges and Opportunities for Structural Design of the 123-Story Jamsil Lotte World Tower
26 Oct 2015 – Presentation at CTBUH 2015 New York Conference; Jong-Ho Kim, Chang Minwoo Structural Consultants
The Jamsil Lotte World Tower, a high-rise component of the 2nd Lotte World Amusement Complex, is being constructed at Jamsil, Seoul, Korea. This 123-story building with…
Challenges and Benefits of Integrating Public Space into Tall Buildings
26 Oct 2015 – Presentation at CTBUH 2015 New York Conference; Rafael Viñoly, Rafael Viñoly Architects
The integration of publicly accessible amenities into tall buildings is a desirable approach to expand the use of a given building to ever-broader segments of the…
Interview: James von Klemperer
26 Oct 2015 – 2015 New York Conference Interviews; James von Klemperer, KPF
James von Klemperer of KPF is interviewed by Chris Bentley during the 2015 CTBUH New York Conference at the Grand Hyatt New York. James discusses the process of designing…
Best Tall Building Featured Finalist: Putting a New Face on the “Glass Box”: FKI Head Office Building
6 Nov 2014 – CTBUH "13th Annual Awards"; Juan Betancur, Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture
The new head offices for the Federation of Korean Industries (FKI) are a major new addition to the skyline of Seoul, Korea. The tower features an innovative exterior wall…
Interview: FKI Head Office Building
6 Nov 2014 – 2014 Awards Ceremony/Symposium Interviews; Juan Betancur, Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture
Juan Betancur, Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture, is interviewed by Chris Bentley regarding the Best Tall Building Featured Finalist, the FKI Head Office Building,…
Interview: James Robinson
18 Sep 2014 – 2014 Shanghai Conference Interviews; James Robinson, Hongkong Land
James Robinson of Hongkong Land is interviewed by Chris Bentley during the 2014 CTBUH Shanghai Conference at the Jin Mao Tower. James discusses the urban habitat of tall…
A Super High Rise in Seoul
Oct 2011 – Presentation at CTBUH 2011 Seoul Conference; Leslie E. Robertson & Saw Teen See, Leslie E. Robertson Associates
When completed, the Lotte Jamsil Super Tower, at 555-meter, will be the tallest building in Seoul. The mat foundation is completed, and the tower construction is on-going…
Lotte World Tower: Vertical Meets Horizontal
Oct 2011 – Presentation at CTBUH 2011 Seoul Conference; James von Klemperer, KPF
After years of study by a series of architectural teams, the Lotte Supertower is being constructed in southern Seoul. The KPF design integrates the 555 meter tower with a…
Lotte World Tower
Oct 2011 – Presentation at CTBUH 2011 Seoul Conference; David Paul McLean, Lotte Engineering & Construction
Lotte World Tower is a mixed-use building with 6 basement levels and 123 levels above ground. It includes Hotel, Office, Officetel and Retail function. The highest…
Solar Reflectivity Studies
Oct 2011 – Presentation at CTBUH 2011 Seoul Conference; Charles D. Clift, Curtain Wall Design and Consulting
This presentation includes a computational fluid dynamics (CFD) computer simulation that tracks specular solar reflection. Graphical display of light intensity patterns…
Supertall Building in Korea
Oct 2011 – Presentation at CTBUH 2011 Seoul Conference; Jungmyon Francis Lee, BAUM Architects
Lotte World Tower is expected as the first over-100-story building which will be completed near future, by 1015, in Korea. 123-story of 555-meter supertall building to be…
Fire and Life Safety Features Being Provided in the Supertall Buildings in Korea
Oct 2011 – Presentation at CTBUH 2011 Seoul Conference; Cheol H. Lee, Aon Fire Protection Engineering
The key to the project's success, from a code compliance standpoint, is a well-defined and well-coordinated fire/life safety approach. This approach included the…
The New Highrise Typology
Oct 2011 – Presentation at CTBUH 2011 Seoul Conference; Michael Volk, COOP HIMMELB(L)AU
The typology of the New High-rise is enabled by more complex and responsive geometry than in former eras. This is made possible through current computational methods and…
A New Typology for High-Density Residential Buildings in Seoul, South Korea
Oct 2011 – Presentation at CTBUH 2011 Seoul Conference; Jason Lee, Cie Asia at de Architekten
Jason Lee presents on fostering a sense of community through creating "A New Typology for High-Density Residential Buildings in Seoul, South Korea".
Case Study on the Best Green Building in Korea, Eco Lab
Oct 2011 – Presentation at CTBUH 2011 Seoul Conference; Chaanah Bahk, SK Engineering & Construction
SK Chemicals Eco Lab, completed in August 2010, is the mostly updated green building and the first LEED Platinum certified office building in Korea. This building was…
Symbiosis: Supertalls and Future Cities
3 Feb 2010 – Presentation at CTBUH 2010 Mumbai Conference; James von Klemperer, KPF
KPF has designed some of the most iconic tall buildings around the world, including the Shanghai World Financial Centre which won the CTBUH 2008 Best Tall Building Award…
Sustainable Strategies for High-Rise Buildings
3 Feb 2010 – Presentation at CTBUH 2010 Mumbai Conference; Russell Gilchrist, SOM
High rise buildings present opportunities for passive and active sustainable strategies that are not so readily available to their less tall counterparts. This…

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Research Papers

21st Century Vertical Lifestyles - Intergenerational, Integrated Communities
17 Oct 2016 – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism

Megacities: Setting the Scene
Oct 2016 – CTBUH Journal, 2016 Issue IV

Key Technologies for Super Tall Building Construction: Lotte World Tower
Sep 2016 – International Journal of High-Rise Buildings Volume 5 Number 3

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21st Century Vertical Lifestyles - Intergenerational, Integrated Communities
17 Oct 2016 – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism; Stephan Reinke, Stephan Reinke Architects Limited
How does the 21st Century youth culture of social media integrate and merge with an ever increasing tech savvy senior population? As our cities and urban environments…
Megacities: Setting the Scene
Oct 2016 – CTBUH Journal, 2016 Issue IV; Daniel Safarik, Shawn Ursini & Antony Wood; Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat
The rise of the megacity presents unprecedented opportunities to understand the human urbanization phenomenon, and to observe the effects of multicore, polycentric cities…
Key Technologies for Super Tall Building Construction: Lotte World Tower
Sep 2016 – International Journal of High-Rise Buildings Volume 5 Number 3; Gyu Dong Kim & Joo Ho Lee, Lotte Engineering and Construction
This paper addresses the key technologies for supertall building construction based on the Lotte World Tower project in Korea. First, the mega-mat foundation construction…
Ventilation and Sound Attenuation Potential of Double-Skin Façades in Urban High-Rises
Feb 2016 – CTBUH Journal, 2016 Issue I; Jeehwan Lee, The University of Kansas
Airtight building envelopes and the indiscriminate use of heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems have historically prevented high-rise occupants from…
Engineering Without Engines
26 Oct 2015 – Global Interchanges: Resurgence of the Skyscraper City; Bjarke Ingels, Bjarke Ingels Group
With the rise of technological solutions, the practice of architecture is often divorced from the cultural, social, and environmental contexts where we build. Buildings…
Challenges and Benefits of Integrating Public Space into Tall Buildings
26 Oct 2015 – Global Interchanges: Resurgence of the Skyscraper City; Rafael Viñoly, Charles Blomberg & Marcos Blanes, Rafael Viñoly Architects
The integration of publicly accessible amenities into tall buildings is a desirable approach to expand the use of a given building to ever-broader segments of the…
The Challenges of Delivering Iconic Tall Buildings Across the World: A Global Technology Transfer
26 Oct 2015 – Global Interchanges: Resurgence of the Skyscraper City; Ahmad Abdelrazaq, Samsung C&T Corporation
Samsung and the authors’ involvement in these major tall and complex building projects have facilitated the transfer of the technologies and best practices to projects…
Challenges and Opportunities for the Structural Design of the 123-Story Jamsil Lotte World Tower
26 Oct 2015 – Global Interchanges: Resurgence of the Skyscraper City; Jong-Ho Kim, Yeonki Jung & Jidong Kim, Chang Minwoo Structural
The Jamsil Lotte World Tower, a high-rise component of the 2nd Lotte World Amusement Complex, is being constructed at Jamsil, Seoul, Korea. This 123-story building with…
The Construction of Initial Analytical Models Structural Health Monitoring of a Masonry Structure
1 Sep 2015 – International Journal of High-Rise Buildings Volume 4 Number 3; Seonwoong Kim, Youngsan University; Ji Young Kim, Daewoo Institute of Construction Technology; and In Hwan Hwang, Hanyang University
It is important to accurately predict structural responses to external excitations such as typhoons and earthquakes when designing structures for serviceability. One of…
Outrigger Systems for Tall Buildings in Korea
1 Sep 2015 – International Journal of High-Rise Buildings Volume 4 Number 3; Kwangryang Chung and Wonil Sunu, DongYang Structural Engineers
Outrigger systems are highly efficient since they utilize the perimeter zone to resist lateral forces, similar to tubular systems. The entire structural weight can be…
Urban Density and the Porous High-Rise: The Integration of the Tall Building in the City
Jun 2015 – International Journal of High-Rise Buildings Volume 4 Number 2; James von Klemperer, Kohn Pedersen Fox
As the skyscraper matures as a building type, its role in actively connecting to, and reinforcing, major threads of urban fabric becomes increasingly more important. The…
Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2014
Dec 2014 – CTBUH Journal, 2015 Issue I; Daniel Safarik, Antony Wood, Marty Carver & Marshall Gerometta, CTBUH
An All-Time Record 97 Buildings of 200 Meters or Higher Completed in 2014 and 2014 showed further shifts towards Asia, and also surprising developments in building…
Urban Density and the Porous High-Rise: The Integration of the Tall Building in the City
16 Sep 2014 – CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference Proceedings; James von Klemperer, Kohn Pedersen Fox
As the skyscraper matures as a building type, its role in actively connecting to, and reinforcing, major threads of urban fabric becomes increasingly more important. The…
Highest Helipads
Jun 2014 – CTBUH Journal, 2014 Issue II; CTBUH Research
In this installment of Tall Buildings in Numbers, CTBUH considers how helipads are used on skyscrapers, and which are the highest in the world. The results were somewhat…
Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2012
Dec 2012 – CTBUH Journal, 2013 Issue I; Kevin Brass, Antony Wood & Marty Carver, CTBUH
For the first time in six years the number of tall buildings completed annually around the world declined as the effects of the global financial crisis became evident.
One of the Architecture World’s Fast Rising Stars has BIG Plans for Designing Tall Buildings
Dec 2012 – CTBUH Journal, 2012 Issue IV; Bjarke Ingels, Bjarke Ingels Group
OMA alumnus Bjarke Ingels has made a name for his Bjarke Ingels Group with innovative, paradigm-busting projects that blend nature and functionality with new twists on…
The Tallest 20 in 2020: Entering the Era of the Megatall
Jan 2012 – CTBUH Journal, 2012 Issue I; CTBUH Research
Within this decade we will likely witness not only the world’s first kilometer-tall building, but also the completion of a significant number of buildings over 600 meters…
Country Report: South Korea
Nov 2011 – CTBUH Journal, 2011 Issue IV; JuHwan Cho, SIAPLAN; Kwang Ryang Chung, DongYang Structural Engineers
Tall buildings, especially very tall or iconic ones, often tell a story which is bigger than just the need for space or the want for premium office. The development of…
Tall Buildings in Numbers: South Korea: Past, Present and Future
Nov 2011 – CTBUH Journal, 2011 Issue IV; CTBUH Research
As of the year 2000, there were only 9 buildings 150 meters or taller in all of South Korea. Just twelve years later, there are now 124 buildings 150+ meters in height…
Challenging Preconceptions of the High-Rise Typology
Mar 2008 – CTBUH 2008 8th World Congress, Dubai; Rem Koolhaas, OMA
The skyscraper was born over 100 years ago, when the elevator made it possible to have access to previously unimaginable levels of a building. This paper examines…
Sustainable Design in South Korea and Vietnam
Mar 2008 – CTBUH 2008 8th World Congress, Dubai; Matthias A. Olt & James P. Rothwell, Callison Architecture
In an age when high-rise design is driven by grandeur aspirations of tallest and biggest, 2 high-rise towers in South Korea and Vietnam provide examples of sustainable…
Urban Development in Asia
Oct 2005 – CTBUH 2005 7th World Congress, New York; Stephan S. Huh, Parker Durrant International
Busan is the second largest city in Korea, in constant competition against Seoul for the title of largest. Some of its efforts to rejuvenate part of city have included…
Integration of Design and Construction of the Tallest Building in Korea
Oct 2004 – CTBUH 2004 Seoul Conference; Ahmad Abdelrazaq, Samsung C&T; William F. Baker, SOM; Kwang R. Chung, Dong Yang Structural Engineers
Tower Palace III was conceived as a 93-story residential tower soaring 320 meters into Seoul’s skyline. However, concerns of the local residents and authorities over the…
Managing Mixed-use Housings within Urban Design District in Seoul
Oct 2004 – CTBUH 2004 Seoul Conference; Heeji Lim, Seoul Development Institute
This study examines why high-rise mixed-use housings have been developed excessively in the urban design districts and proposes ways to control the excessive development…
Public Space Planning of Mixed-use High-rise Buildings - Focusing on the Use and Impact of Deck Structure in an Urban Development in Seoul
Oct 2004 – CTBUH 2004 Seoul Conference; Eun-Ju Park & Jae-Hyun Shim, Sejong University; Seung Park, Samoo
The purpose of this study is to analyze the planning and the design of public space at the street level of Mixed-use tall buildings currently developed and constructed in…
Reform Measures of Korea’s High-rise Buildings Construction Period
Oct 2004 – CTBUH 2004 Seoul Conference; Ki-In Kim, HanmiParsons
The construction of high-rise buildings in Korea started in the early 1980s. However, considering the fact that the buildings practically appeared in the late 1990s to be…
Column Shortening of Concrete Cores and Composite Columns in a Tall Building
Oct 2004 – CTBUH 2004 Seoul Conference; Han-Soo Kim & Suk-Hee Cho, Hyundai Institute of Construction Technology Development
The effect of column shortening is a major consideration in the design and construction of tall buildings, especially in concrete and composite structural systems. The…
District Unit Plan in Seoul as a New Approach for Urban Form and Density Control
Oct 2004 – CTBUH 2004 Seoul Conference; Byong Gyu Park, Seoul National University of Technology
Korea economy has been experienced rapid industrialization since 1960s. Rapid industrialization accelerated the high utilization of land and concentration of population…
Effects of Neighboring Building on Wind Loads
Oct 2004 – CTBUH 2004 Seoul Conference; Kangpyo Cho & Sungil Hong, Wonkwang University; Kyu-Seok Hwang, Hyundai Institute of Construction Technology
The evaluation of wind loads on buildings in Korea is carried out mainly by using Korean Standard Design Loads for Buildings, whose specifications are generally based on…
A Study on the Effective Lateral Drift Control of Supertall Buildings In Korea
Oct 2004 – CTBUH 2004 Seoul Conference; Young-Hak Kim, Soon-Jeon Park & Joo-Hwan Ko, Lotte Engineering & Construction Co.; et al.
The purpose of this study is to determine the special feature through the value of displacement contribution factor calculated by using the principle of virtual work.
Analysis of POE of Living Environment in Super-Multistory Houses (Focused on Tower Palace I Project, Seoul)
Oct 2004 – CTBUH 2004 Seoul Conference; Ju-Hwan Cho, SIA PLAN Architects
It was intended in this study to deduct the elements that may be applied in planning in future through assessment of post occupancy evaluation of living environment on…
The Role of the Skyscraper in Shaping the Korean Central Business District
Oct 2004 – CTBUH 2004 Seoul Conference; Jeasun Lee
When one thinks of an city, perhaps the first image that comes to mind is the skyline. While important cities have always had symbolic skylines made up of palaces and…
Restoring Urban Sensibility: Returning Soul to Seoul
Oct 2004 – CTBUH 2004 Seoul Conference; Charles I Wee, Michael S. Collins & Scott M. Callihan, GDS Architects
This paper will serve as a critique of certain “lost opportunities” encountered in the recent context of Korean development that resulted in the rapid emergence of…
A Study on the Satisfaction with Work Space in High-rise Office Building
Oct 2004 – CTBUH 2004 Seoul Conference; Si-Hwa Bae, Kyungwon College; Sung-Moon Jung, Samoo Architects & Engineers
This study aims at finding the direction for improving the office space through the research on the working features and satisfaction of the workers by focusing on the…
Optimal Combination between Concrete Strength and Sets of Forms in High-rise Building
Oct 2004 – CTBUH 2004 Seoul Conference; Sung-Hoon An, Kyung-In Kang & Gwang-Hee Kim, Korea University; U-Yeol Park, Young-San University
This study presented an optimal combination between concrete strength and slab form sets to reduce the cycle time of the structural framework, to minimize overall…
Structural Design and Construction of Hyundai-Hyperion Project, Seoul, Korea
Oct 2004 – CTBUH 2004 Seoul Conference; Kwang-Ryang Chung, Dong Yang Structural Engineers; In-Ki Kim, HYCA Architects & Engineers; Myeong-Han Kim, Kyungwoon University
In this paper, Hyundai-Hyperion Project, which would be one of the tallest buildings in Korea, has been introduced. Key points in the structural design process and…
The Dongbu Securities Headquarters Building
Oct 2004 – CTBUH 2004 Seoul Conference; Joong C. Lee & Gregory Freeman, Weidlinger Associates
The Dongbu Securities Headquarters Building in Daichi-Dong, Seoul is a dynamic interplay of interlocked, canted forms that fold into each other in a response to…
The Influence of Urban Housing Forms on Medical Pathology
Oct 2004 – CTBUH 2004 Seoul Conference; Hong Kyu Kim, Eun Jin Lee & Kum Sook Cho, Yonsei University
This study examines the different effects of single-family and multi-family houses on the health of its resident children. In addition, diseases related to the floor in…
Influence of Architectural Elements on Stack Effect Problems in Tall Residential Building
Oct 2004 – CTBUH 2004 Seoul Conference; Hoi-Soo Seo, POSCO E & C Company; Sung-Han Koo, Jae-Hun Jo, et al., Seoul National University
Many studies have been done on the problems caused by the stack effect in office buildings, and several solutions have been proposed. This paper presents the elements…
An Experimental Investigation of Environmental Noise for High-rise Apartment in Urban Areas
Oct 2004 – CTBUH 2004 Seoul Conference; Ho Chun Yoo, University of Ulsan; Sang Woo Lee, Kyonggi University; Soo Yeul Lee, E&S Architecture & Engineering; Dong Woo Kim, Suwon Science College
This study investigated the characteristics and sources of the road traffic noise at each given time depending on the amount of the road traffic transportation.
High Flown Architecture and Ascendancy of the Building
Oct 2004 – CTBUH 2004 Seoul Conference; Alfred B. Hwangbo, Seoul National University of Technology
This paper intends to assert, from particular frame of reference in architectural history and theory, that more careful building strategies are needed for a better…
Structural Design and Analysis of Galleria Place
Oct 2003 – CTBUH / CIB Kuala Lumpur 2003 Conference; Jong Soo Kim, Song Mun Yoo & Dong Whan Kim, C S Structural Engineering
This paper presents the structural design and analysis of the Galleria Palace. As a residential development, this building is located at Jamsil district, Seoul, Korea. It…

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